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NIH’s Dr. Dieffenbach Shares Final Update from AIDS 2016

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In his third and final update from the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach discussed highlights of ongoing HIV cure research presented at the conference. Dr. Dieffenbach, the Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), spoke with his colleague…

HIV Vaccine Research: Update from NIH’s Dr. Dieffenbach from 2nd Day of AIDS 2016

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As the second day of the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) came to a close in Durban, South Africa, we caught up with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach again via Facebook Live to get his thoughts on some of the day’s highlights. He is Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and…

Dr. Fauci and Dr. Wolitski Discuss Highlights of AIDS 2016

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During the second day of sessions at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, AIDS.gov did a Facebook Live session with Dr. Tony Fauci of NIH and Dr. Rich Wolitski of HHS at the U.S. government exhibit booth. Dr. Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases…

HIV Therapy for Breastfeeding Mothers Can Virtually Eliminate Transmission to Babies

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HIV Therapy for Breastfeeding Mothers Can Virtually Eliminate Transmission to Babies For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their infants, according to results from a large clinical trial conducted in sub-Saharan Africa and India. These findings from…

LGBT Health: Celebrating Our Progress and Looking Ahead

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Summary: Here at HHS, our support for LGBT health and wellbeing has spanned across the department. If there is a single thread which ties together the incredible work done by each member of the Health and Human Services family, it is the belief that every American deserves the same opportunity to live a healthy, happy…

Global Effort to End AIDS Would Save Millions of Lives

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Almost 37 million people around the world are now infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS [1]. But many don’t know they are infected or lack access to medical care. Even though major strides have been made in treating the infection, less than half receive antiretroviral therapy (ART) that could prevent…

Biomarker Tracks Accelerated HIV-Associated Aging

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Infection Adds Five Years on Average to Biological Age By measuring a molecular signature of aging, researchers have found that HIV infection accelerates aging, adding an average of five years to someone’s biological age. The more rapid aging is occurring in people receiving antiretroviral treatment, so that even though treatment enables them to live for…

Federal Work Group Looks to Future of Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

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Viral hepatitis is a growing public health problem in the United States. This increase is being fueled in part by the widespread epidemic of opioid abuse that is devastating families and communities across the country. These new cases add to the millions of people who are already living with viral hepatitis, many of whom have…